Porcelain veneers are an excellent procedure to address multiple cosmetic concerns for patients at our Tempe, AZ, office. At Value Dental Centers Tempe, we find that many of our patients are dissatisfied with multiple aspects of their smiles. We often recommend porcelain veneers because they can address some of the most common cosmetic falls with just one procedure. We can whiten and straighten your teeth, repairing chips or cracks all at once. With porcelain, we can ensure your veneers match your natural teeth and complement your facial features with a life-like shine and sparkle.
About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are custom-crafted shells of medical-grade ceramic that are affixed to the front of your natural teeth. We can change the shape of your teeth to create a more even and uniform smile with this strong and durable material. Because we color-match the porcelain to the shade of your surrounding teeth, porcelain veneers are virtually invisible to the naked eye. With proper oral care and regular dental exams and cleanings, your veneers can last more than a decade.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?
If you are dissatisfied with more than one aspect of your smile, porcelain veneers may be an appropriate cosmetic solution. Porcelain veneers can address any combination of the following concerns to improve the appearance of your smile:
- They can whiten your teeth by concealing intrinsic stains that do not respond to professional teeth whitening.
- Veneers can repair minor damage such as a chipped tooth for a more even and uniform edge.
- Shorter teeth can be lengthened with veneers.
- Minor gaps can be filled and other mild orthodontic issues can be addressed with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers do require a small amount of your dental enamel be removed. Patients who lack sufficient enamel may be better suited to dental bonding, which requires far less, if any, enamel.
How are Porcelain Veneers Created and Placed?
Porcelain veneers require the removal of a small amount of your enamel. Once your dentist has removed a sufficient amount of enamel to prepare your teeth for veneers, he or she will take impressions of your teeth. Our skilled ceramists will use these impressions to precisely create your porcelain veneers.
Once your veneers are complete, you will return to our office for their placement. Using a strong dental adhesive, your dentist firmly press the veneers to the front of your natural teeth. He or she will then check to ensure your bite is properly aligned and that they feel comfortable. Some minor filing may be necessary to prevent future complications.
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ideal when there are multiple cosmetic imperfections to address. We craft our veneers from porcelain so they are strong and durable enough to withstand the same everyday wear and tear your natural teeth experience. Porcelain veneers are the most natural looking material available, and our ceramist will ensure they match the shade of your surrounding teeth. They provide you with long lasting improvements to your smile. Once your porcelain veneers are in place, you will feel more comfortable and confident about your smile.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation Today
Although porcelain veneers can address a wide variety of cosmetic blemishes, they may not be appropriate for everyone. Contact Value Dental Centers today to schedule your cosmetic consultation.